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It is crucial to take stock of our lives at regular intervals. This will enable us to realign priorities, removed unwanted stress related activities and simply get back the balance of a life that is meaningful.
The list of trigger points can act as a guide to start you off on action items that will contribute towards you having a more balanced and purposeful life.
Play to YOUR STRENGTHS
Don’t try and be all things to all people. Focus on your strengths and outsource the others.
Prioritize YOUR TIME
You may have a to-do list with 50 tasks on it, so you need to prioritize those tasks into four categories.
Urgent and important
Important but not urgent
Urgent but not important
Neither urgent nor important.
Know YOUR PEAKS & VALLEYS
Are you a morning person?
If you are, assign tough, high-concentration tasks to the mornings. Don’t leave the tough tasks until its night time and vice versa.
Have some PERSONAL TIME
When personal issues arise, it can be tempting to bury yourself in your work. Don’t do it If you don’t make time for your personal life – your “me” time, including your family and your health – you won’t have a business to go back to.
Have SET WORK HOURS; stick to them
Set work hours for yourself and do everything in your power to stick to them. Otherwise, before you know it, you’ll be working until midnight every night.
Mange you time; LONG TERM
Create a timeline of your activities. Specific computer programs can help with this, or you can customize your own Excel spreadsheet or Word table.
Working for yourself can get lonely, so schedule some phone calls or coffee time with like-minded business owners to discuss ideas and offer each other support.
Take time to pray and study the word of God. It will transform your personal and business life beyond your expectation.
Manage YOUR MIND
When fear or self-doubt or anxiety creeps in, do some work on your mental health such as meditation or reading a business book.